Activision: Call of Duty 2013 to Sell Less than Black Ops II - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 08 February 2013 / 8,368 Views

Activision spoke at a conference call talking about the companies record setting revenue in 2012. During the call Activision announced a new Call of Duty which is planned to be released during the fourth quarter 2013.

"The Call of Duty franchise continues to set the bar for innovation and we expect the new Call of Duty game in development for 2013 to raise that bar even higher," said Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg.

"There is increased volatility this year due to the ongoing console transition, which makes predicting the future more challenging than during normal years in the cycle. For Call of Duty, consistent with our past practices, we are planning for the mainline release in Q4 to be down versus 2012," said Activision CFO Dennis Durkin.

Current rumors put the release of the next generation PlayStation and Xbox consoles during the Holiday period this year. Also the next Call of Duty title is rumored to be Modern Warfare 4.

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nnodley (on 08 February 2013)

Innovation my ass. COD is the biggest piece of crap on the market, IMO. Each game is the same 5 hour campaign and same MP with different maps and guns.

Panama (on 09 February 2013)

Normally I'd agree with you but Black OPs 2's campaign added dynamic objectives, branching paths and multiple endings. Not exactly remarkably innovative but it isn't the norm for the FPS genre even though it should be.

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Michael-5 (on 08 February 2013)

I wonder how many platforms this game will be available on. NextBox, 360, PS4, PS3, PC, and hopefully WiiU too. Still, Black Ops 2 sales look to fall short of Modern Warfare 3, I expect this game to follow suit, especially with GTA releasing around the same time.

cmshephardms23 (on 09 February 2013)

It has to happen.

:D (on 09 February 2013)

Call of Duty has plagued the entirety of FPS games. Campaigns and Multiplayers alike.

Lyrikalstylez (on 08 February 2013)

I hope COD just disapears

Mojammer (on 08 February 2013)

It's going to sell less because not that many people will have a new console, and even if they make a version for the current-gen consoles not many people will be interested in them.

think-man (on 08 February 2013)

I hope it sells terrible.

ps3-sales! (on 08 February 2013)

Call of Duty hasn't been good since World at War and the first Modern Warfare

Shadowfest3 (on 08 February 2013)

I hope it's not Modern Warfare 4. The third one was alright but I want something different than Modern Warfare, please.

Michael-5 (on 08 February 2013)

Modern Warfare is the best of the Call of Duty franchise. However I would like to see different protagonists.

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IamAwsome (on 10 February 2013)

Activision predicting it's own doom?

JaxxRaxor (on 09 February 2013)

I suspect the real reason why Call of Duty in 2013 will sell less than Black Ops 2 is because GTA V is going to sell more, perhaps significantly so. New consoles from Microsoft and Sony have nothing to do with it.

newwil7l (on 09 February 2013)

Call of duty is going to slowly disapear like guitar hero.

hunter_alien (on 09 February 2013)

nnodley: have you even played BO2... it has some nice changes, you should check it out. Like it or not people, CoD will be here to stay for a while :-P

S.Peelman (on 08 February 2013)

"The Call of Duty franchise continues to set the bar for innovation" I know, one hell of a lot of innovation going on in Call of Duty these days. Modern Warfare *4* no less, such original and innovative idea!

Nem (on 09 February 2013)

"set the bar for innovation" That made me laugh! I dont know how the guy can say that with a straight face. With that said, it was smart of them to admit this is gonna happen. It pre-empts the "CoD is dieing" articles that will pop up. Not that i care, but it was sensible.